Journal identity theft is becoming a growing problem in scientific publishing, with websites claiming to be established journals requesting payments for article publishing. Acta Botanica Croatica was also exploited in this way, of which we were recently notified.
For this reason, we would like to remind all of our users, and especially the authors planning to submit their manuscripts to ABC, that the only legitimate way to publish your work in ABC is through the Manuscript Submission Form on our official website at https://www.abc.botanic.hr.
Additionally, publication in ABC is entirely free of charge.
Any other website bearing ABC visuals such as our name, journal covers, or our logo, is not endorsed by us. Any website requesting payments under our name is not our website.
We hope this important information will reach as many of you as possible, as a reminder to carefully examine the publishing websites which you entrust with your scientific data, and to potentially prevent you from falling victim to this type of fraud in the future.
With best regards,
Mirta Tkalec, ABC Co-editor In Chief
Nenad Jasprica, ABC Co-editor In Chief